JORINDE VOIGT

THE DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY – THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

08 November, 2013 - 22 February, 2014

Galerie Klüser & Galerie Klüser 2

Galerie Klüser is presenting its third solo exhibition by Berlin artist Jorinde Voigt with “The Day before Yesterday – The Day after Tomorrow”. Her medium is drawing – the most original of art forms. As a direct mode of representation, it reveals the spontaneous, concentrated form of a thing seen or an idea – the essence.
However, Jorinde Voigt’s works do not reproduce reality; they analyse and construct it with reference to time, space, velocity and form. Her notations serve to record complex processes or phenomena otherwise almost impossible to depict, such as melodies, investigations into perception, orientation and movement. Aided by an individual language capable of describing every occurrence, she succeeds in partially ordering a world teeming with impressions and capturing it with her elaborate system.In the work of the past two years, the artist has been engaged predominantly with literature in addition to music. Through an intuitive awareness of cognitive processes while reading complicated philosophical, sociological or epistemological texts, she has produced series of works that reveal a completely new aspect of literature for the viewer. Here spontaneous associations are carefully documented by embedding and situating spontaneity, the key characteristic of drawing, in a novel cosmos of time, space and movement.In this context, the current exhibition focuses on works relating to the book “Love as Passion” by sociologist Niklas Luhmann (1982). To date, the series comprises 26 drawings, and Galerie Klüser will be showing the first part of this series. The drawings do not illustrate the book; sometimes they are based on the smallest fragments of text, which adopt a key position and touch upon the very essence of the topic in their isolated form. In this way Jorinde Voigt creates conceptual models visualised in drawing, in which the individual areas of the image are set against one another using colour. The golden areas represent the high points of the process.
Depending on the fall of light and the viewer’s standpoint, they shimmer with changing colours and reflexes – uniting materialisation and the immaterial in one place.

Jorinde Voigt’s works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions. They are also represented in very important collections including those of the MoMA Museum of Modern Art (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), State Collection of Graphic Art (Munich), Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich), the Collections of the State Museums Berlin – Kupferstichkabinett (Berlin) and Kunsthaus Zurich. Currently, her works can be seen in the Centre Pompidou (Paris), in the ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst (Karlsruhe), and in the Langen Foundation (Neuss). As from November they will also be shown in a solo exhibition in the MACRO Museo d’Arte Contemporanea (Rome).The artist was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1977, and Galerie Klüser has represented her since 2008.

Julia Klüser.

Selected Works

Words and Views/Extrakt 7 (2012)

Coloured vellum and ingres paper, pencil, ink on paper

102 x 66 cm

Jorinde Voigt, detail

About the artist

The Berlin-based artist Jorinde Voigt explores reality and perception by constructing space, time, speed and form in an analytic way. In order to translate phenomena like melodies and literature into figurative and aesthetic dimensions, Voigt develops her own visual language. She transfers the cognitive process with fine pencil lines and notations into her artistic system. Starting from drawing, the artist also experiments with several techniques and materials, from colour compositions with various drawing tools via gilded prints through to collages with cut out silhouettes or layers of feathers. Despite these continuous variations, the visualisation system remains constant. From 2014-2019 Voigt taught as Professor for painting and graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Now she teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Galerie Klüser has been representing the Frankfurt-born artist (1977) since 2009. Her work is included in several internationally renowned collections such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung in Munich, the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, the Sammlung Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin and the Kunsthaus Zürich in Zurich.

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